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Witness for the Prosecution

Lists: Mystery

Brief Synopsis: "When Leonard Vole is arrested for the sensational murder of a rich, middle-aged widow, the famous Sir Wilfrid Robarts agrees to appear on his behalf. Sir Wilfrid, recovering from a near-fatal heart attack, is *supposed* to be on a diet of bland, civil suits. But the lure of the criminal courts is too much for him, especially when the case is so difficult: Vole's only alibi witness is his wife, the calm and coldly calculating Christine Vole. Sir Wilfrid's task becomes even more impossible when Christine agrees to be a witness not for the defence but for the prosecution."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1957: # 0)


Rating:
91
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97

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Lisa Marie Bowman85 - Witness for the Prosecution is a lot of fun!
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People Involved

  • Tyrone Power (Leonard Vole)
  • Marlene Dietrich (Christine Vole)
  • Charles Laughton (Sir Wilfrid Robarts)
  • Elsa Lanchester (Miss Plimsoll)
  • John Williams (Brogan-Moore)
  • Henry Daniell (Mayhew)
  • Ian Wolfe (Carter)
  • Torin Thatcher (Mr. Myers)
  • Norma Varden (Emily Jane French)
  • Una OConnor (Janet McKenzie)
  • Francis Compton (Judge)
  • Philip Tonge (Inspector Hearne)
  • Ruta Lee (Diana)
  • Bess Flowers (Courtroom spectator)
  • Billy Wilder (Director)